Innovation and Technology

Block by Block: Florida Blue and Building Food Secure Communities in Florida

The Block by Block event for building food secure communities in Florida engaged leaders in the conversation of merging food and health and recognized twelve finalists in the Wellbeing Challenge for their efforts to fight food insecurity.

14 Women Changing Food Around the World

From empowering smallholder farmers in the developing world, to building food as medicine into the medical system, to re-imagining a more accessible and sustainable grocery store, these women are changing the way we eat around the world. Here are their stories.

A Next-Gen Food and Ag Accelerator Launches for Young Entrepreneurs

In tandem with its annual competition, Thought For Food is launching its Digital Labs, a digital accelerator designed for young food and agriculture entrepreneurs. Participants will have access to mentorship, resources, and a global network.

From Farms to Incubators: Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics Inc.

A new generation of women-led startups including Trace Genomics is providing novel solutions to agriculture’s problems with tech innovation.

Stonyfield Launches OpenTEAM Platform to Promote Sustainable Farming

Stonyfield Organic’s new OpenTEAM platform aims to provide farmers worldwide with a free data ecosystem to manage adaptive soil health on farms and reach carbon sequestration targets.

21 Projects Democratizing Data for Farmers

These advances in AI and Big Data are making it easier and less laborious for farmers to understand small occurrences and larger trends on their farms.

Spain’s First Food Sharing App Is Tackling Food Waste

Yonodesperdicio is the first web-mobile application in Spain for collaborative consumption to reduce household food waste.

Defining the Line: Good, Bad, and Neutral Food Tech

Food isn’t immune to technology’s influence as AI and Big Data create opportunities for innovation—as well as risks. At Food Tank’s second monthly conversation at NYU, experts evaluate the fork in the road for the future dividing good and bad food tech.

David Nabarro Aims to Equip Leaders to Meet U.N. Sustainability Goals

“If [4SD] can work on food systems, we believe it can work on many other areas of human endeavor,” says founder and World Food Prize laureate David Nabarro.

Using Greenhouses to Help Farmers Build Climate Resilience

Nonprofit Kheyti has designed an affordable greenhouse which allows farmers to grow seven times the amount of food using 90 percent less water, stabilize incomes, and build climate resilience.